Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

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Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by 308Mike » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:33 pm

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Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism
CNN 9:45 AM, Oct 26, 2017
4 hours ago

The College of the Ozarks, a private, Christian college near Branson, Missouri, has a new mandatory course that it unveiled this week called Patriotic Education and Fitness.

The school said it's designed to encourage students' understanding of America's heritage, the nation's civic responsibilities, love of country and willingness to defend it.

"This is about understanding the military. We will require everyone to take the class, and everyone will benefit from their exposure to military science, in and out of the classroom," school president Jerry C. Davis said in a statement. "We have seen a decrease in the understanding of our military and the important role it plays in our democracy. We will do our part to correct this."

The four-credit hour course involves more than just reading about America's values or learning basic flag protocol. It also teaches military skills like pistol and rifle markmanship, map reading and land navigation -- even Army rappelling techniques.

The class, which started as a pilot program last year, comes as the nation engages in renewed debate about patriotism and protests. Several NFL players have knelt during the playing of the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality. President Trump and many others consider such protests unpatriotic. Trump wants the NFL to force players to stand for the anthem.
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by Weetabix » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:38 pm

Thanks for posting this, Mike. I'd seen something about this, but I didn't read the article I saw.

College of the Ozarks is free of charge. The students work off their tuition. People call it Hard Work U. I've always been favorably disposed toward them. More so now.
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by Netpackrat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:11 pm

They need to rename it to History & Moral Philosophy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by Weetabix » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:26 pm

I actually laughed out loud. :lol:
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by scipioafricanus » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:32 pm

Sounds like the old Corp of Cadets at the University of Illinois.
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by randy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:07 am

Weetabix wrote:I actually laughed out loud. :lol:
Me too
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by Jered » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:16 am

That's actually pretty nifty.
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by Aaron » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:22 am

OMG Jered, you win all the internets
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by Windy Wilson » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:07 am

Netpackrat wrote:They need to rename it to History & Moral Philosophy. :mrgreen:
YES!

Most of the skills and knowledge seem to be things I learned in the Boy Scouts 50 years ago.
Patriotic history, rifle shooting, knots, first aid, cooking, map and compass.

Dunno what they're teaching in the Boi Scouts nowadays. Quiche making?
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Re: Missouri college now requires students to take a class on patriotism

Post by SoupOrMan » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:43 am

College of the Ozarks has had quite a few graduates become officers and many more enlist.

They also make fantastic ice cream.
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